Aleut

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A language of United States

Population

150 in United States (Krauss 2007). Population total all countries: 500. Ethnic population: 1,030 (2000 census).

Location

Western Aleut dialect: Aleutian chain, Atka island; Eastern Aleut dialect: east Aleutian Islands, Pribilofs, and Alaskan peninsula. Also in Russian Federation.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Eastern Aleut (Pribilof Aleut, Unalaskan), Western Aleut (Atka, Atkan, Attuan, Unangan, Unangany).

Language Use

All but 4 can speak English [eng] well.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1840–1903.
Writing
Cyrillic script, Old Church Slavonic variant, introduced in 1829. Latin script, introduced in 1870.
Other Comments

Copper Island Aleut is mixed Aleut-Russian language, or pidgin, spoken on Mednyj Island. Many school texts have been produced.

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